Engineer (Facilities Project Manager) (FAC) – Frankfurt-2018-144-R

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Vacancy Number: Frankfurt-2018-144-R

Date: November 9, 2018

Position Title Engineer (Facilities Project Manager) 
Location American Consulate General, Frankfurt am Main, Facilities Maintenance Office
Open To All Interested Candidates – All Sources
Salary Locally Employed/Local Compensation Plan (LE/LCP)
€ 67,397 per year starting salary
Position Series and Grade: FSN-11
Foreign Service/US Government Pay Plan (FS/USG PP)
US$ 55,929 per year starting salary (Base Salary Scale)
Position Series and Grade: FP-04, step 1 or highest previous rate within grade
Note: this position may be Overseas Comparability Pay (OCP) eligible
Final grade/step to be determined by Washington 
Work Schedule Full-time: 40 hours
Application Period November 9, 2018 – until filled, cut-off date every two weeks, starting November 23, 2018
Security Clearance Qualification Requirement Must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification/Public Trust. All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications as they apply.
Duration of Appointment This is an Indefinite Appointment subject to successful completion of the probationary period.



The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Engineer in the Facilities Maintenance Office. Filling of position is subject to availability of funds.


(A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available upon request. Send your request to with identification of the above vacancy number.)

Supervisory Position: Yes

The Project Manager for the Facilities Planning Department is responsible for providing project planning and implementation services working directly with the Facility Managers (FMs), Engineer (FAC Operations), Supervisory General Services Officer (SGSO), Information Management Officer (IMO), Management Officer, Real Property Manager (MO&RPM) for Facilities Planning. S/He works as a part of a team of Facilities Planning professionals in a fast-paced environment. S/He performs duties which include in-house and outsourced master planning; site planning; building and space planning and management; visioning: architectural space programming; concept and schematic design; project estimating; scheduling; sketching; providing space utilization and needs analysis; developing facilities space standards and guidelines; developing and presenting facilities reports for approval by senior management and attending or leading project planning coordination meetings. Work closely and effectively with the Consulate community, which includes both on-campus and off-campus stakeholders and customers. Position requires frequent oral and written communication to ensure coordination of all activities. This position involves serving on select Consulate committees. Provides space inventory documentation, ensuring its completeness and that the data has the appropriate details that allow for the development of broad analysis of space use and allocation.

Responsible for developing basic cost estimate, Scope of Work/Statement of Work (SOW) and Facility Work Plan (FWP) for all projects, new constructions, repair and modification of building and infrastructure. S/He determines the nature and extent of maintenance, repair and renovation work necessary, and contractor progress and conformance with specifications as well as adequacy of work on projects in progress, or recently completed. Incumbent provides construction management and reports to the Engineer (FAC Operations). Works with requesters and stakeholders to insure there is an agreed statement of work and who will fund the projects. 


Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in determination that the applicant is not qualified. 

EDUCATION: Completion minimum of a BS or university degree as a Civil, Mechanical, or Construction Engineer from a recognized engineering program or an accredited BS degree in Architecture is required.

EXPERIENCE: Five years’ experience in corporate and housing facilities planning or facilities and two years’ experience at construction site is required. In addition, at least six months of supervisory experience working on construction projects is required.

LANGUAGE: Incumbent must have level IV knowledge of verbal and written use of English and must have level IV verbal and written usage of German in order to communicate with local contractors and other Locally Employed Staff employees.


  • Incumbent must have knowledge of local companies that can provide material and/or construction services support for projects within his/her area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of AUTOCAD is required.
  • Must read and understand engineering and architectural (for example AUTOCAD) plans and building schematics.
  • Must have basic understanding of the Department of State contracting procedures in order to develop contract packages for solicitation and responsibilities of performing COTR duties.


  • Required to translate local technical information on documents into English (this may be tested).
  • Must have demonstrated ability to plan and schedule work and make rough sketches.
  • Must be able to use MS Projects or other methods to be able to follow up on projects to assure proper completion.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office is required; with an emphasis on Outlook, Word and Excel and Project (this may be tested).
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces. Must be able to climb ladders, scaffolding and to conduct inspections on building exterior roof tops on and over one story tall (3 meters).
  • Must be able to lift 25 kg.
  • Incumbent must have class B driver’s license (A copy of the license must be attached to the application).

The Human Resources Office will conduct standard language assessment tests as part of the selection process. Testing is conducted equitably and is administered in the same way to all applicants for the particular recruitment.


  • Hiring Preference Selection Process: When qualified, applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • Foreign Service (FS) on Leave Without Pay (LWOP) and Civil Service (CS) with re-employment rights**

*IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written documentation from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter must be on letterhead of the appropriate ,military branch of service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date: and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

  • Additional Selection Criteria:
  1. The U.S. Mission will consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) of the U.S. Mission Germany having served less than 12 months in their current position are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) with an overall summary rating of ‘Needs Improvement’ or ‘Unsatisfactory’ on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  4. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first ninety (90) calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so will result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Form DS-174, Universal Application for Employment (UAE), available on the internet: DS-174.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Resume/Curriculum
  4. Licenses and certifications (e.g. Nurse license, etc.) 

Applicants are encouraged to submit additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. reference letters, transcripts, copies of degrees earned, etc.) with the application.

Application language is English, i.e. application for employment, CV or resume should be in English.  Certificates, awards or degrees in English or German do not need to be translated.

Note that the U.S. Mission does not refund travel expenses incurred by the interviewee.


For a complete list of terms such as US citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM), Eligible Family Member (EFM), Member of Household (MOH), and their definitions, go to the “definitions list” on the website

The U.S. Mission in Germany provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliations.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.